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ericcantorsbitchface:

"I am going to need some eye cream and a scented candle, STAT.”

I was really hoping this blog would update since he lost. 

He lost. 

ahahahahhaahhaa

How I feel when people say that the deal with Iran today was meant to distract from Obamacare…even though the groundwork for the deal has been in the works for a year.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Hero Congressman Informs Colleagues That They’re Less Popular Than Dog Poop…Literally, They Are!

When it comes to confronting its own historically low approval ratings, Congress is less of head-on type than a head-up-its-own-ass type.

That’s what Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) discovered yesterday when he tried to assert privilege under Rule IX [pdf] in order to introduce a resolution declaring the government shutdown a “mark upon the dignity of the House.”

To make his case, Grayson referred to the results of a recently released Public Policy Polling survey which found that Congress was less popular than a whole host of highly unappealing things such as cockroaches, toenail fungus, and hemorrhoids.

"What do you have a higher opinion of, Congress or witches? Congress, 32 percent; witches, 46 percent," Grayson said, citing the poll. “What do you have a higher opinion of, Congress or hemorrhoids? Congress, 31 percent; hemorrhoids, 53 percent. What do you have a higher opinion of, Congress or dog poop? Congress 40 percent; dog poop 47 percent.”

As Grayson’s excoriation of Congress grew longer, Speaker pro tempore Steve Womack’s (R-AR) fuse grew shorter.

After Womack repeatedly tried to get Grayson to “stay germane” or wrap it up, the latter relented, launching into a condemnation for the ages:

If dignity means what is the dictionary says it means—the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect—then surely the honor and worthy of honor or respect of this house has been called into question. When only seven out of 100 Americans approve of what we do, the lowest approval rating ever, then surely our dignity has been diminished and is actively being called into question. If we are to be called obstructionists, practicers of partisan petulance, if we are called an establishment that is rotten to the core, if we are leaving Americans wondering why there is so much poison in the system, then surely our dignity as a body has been diminished. If we’re accused of willingly provoking crises that suspend public services and decrease economic growth, then surely our dignity as a body has been diminished. If we cause international media outlets to refer to us as politically bankrupt and responsible for breaking America’s dignity, as a body, as a House, is being called into question—

And that’s when Womack decided he couldn’t handle the truth any longer, and gaveled Grayson out.

"The chair has heard enough," Womack said, brushing off Grayson’s protestations.

The resolution was unsurprisingly deemed not privileged, and Grayson didn’t get his vote, but the fact that Congress is less popular than dog poop is now forever in the Congressional record.

[video above via Mediaite]

The record stands.

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“A Democrat and a Tea Party Member are on a ship that hits an iceberg, and find themselves in a lifeboat together. The democrat starts taking stock of their situation, checking food and water supplies, determining whether or not they are in shipping lanes, and working out a reasonable rationing plan so that everyone in the boat can survive until help can reasonably be expected to arrive.

The Tea Party member, at the same time, busies himself moving all supplies into his end of the boat, and begins searching for a saw with which to cut the boat in half.”

" In the two years that the Democrats had the White House, the House, and the Senate, we got Wall Street reform, student loan reform, credit card reform, healthcare reform obviously, the Fair Pay Act, expanding of the GI bill, they re-authorized the children’s health insurance program, expanded national service programs, fixed the sentencing disparity for crack versus powdered cocaine. We got the 9/11 First Responder’s Bill, we got the Hate Crimes Act, they ratified the START Treaty between us and Russia on nuclear weapons, they repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, they did Cash for Clunkers, they did the stimulus which included the largest middle-class tax cuts ever. That was all done by the Congress that was elected at the same time as President Obama in 2008. They were elected in November 2008, sworn in January 2009 and over the next 2 years they got all of those things done. Then, the Republicans did really well in the midterms, and Republicans took control of the House for the first time in years and, John Boehner became Speaker. And since then, there has not been a single significant piece of legislation enacted into law. "

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Rachel Maddow, 9/30/13 (via alexaaact)

Rachel took me to church tonight. That is why I am always here for her. She was my safe haven when all this shit went down. She pulled no punches and told it how it was and is and how it will be. Still can’t believe this is happening doe. Damnit!!!!

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" Your question is: why am I so interested in politics? But if I were to answer you very simply, I would say this: why shouldn’t I be interested? That is to say, what blindness, what deafness, what density of ideology would have to weigh me down to prevent me from being interested in what is probably the most crucial subject to our existence, that is to say the society in which we live, the economic relations in which it functions, and the system of power which defines the regular forms and the regular permissions and prohibitions of our conduct. The essence of our life consists after all, of the political functioning of the society in which we find ourselves. So I can’t answer the question of why should I be interested; I could only answer it by asking why shouldn’t I be interested? Not to be interested in politics, thats what constitutes a problem. You should ask someone who is not interested in politics; “Why, damn it, are you not interested? "

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politicalprof:

A cliff is a sheer faced embankment of considerable height.

A fiscal cliff is a man made metaphor to describe the after effects of failing to meet man made deadlines to solve a man made problem.

The difference can be easily explained:

If you fall off a real, naturally occurring cliff, the…

tyleroakley:

President Barack Obama openly weeping as he talks to campaign volunteers [x]

This little candid speech was so powerful. You can tell, from the bottom of his heart, he believes in what we’re doing, and what we can accomplish together, and that someday when he’s no longer president - how possible it is that he might have the honor to cast his vote for someone who was listening in that room that night.

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This is the man that I credit with keeping me sane through the whole mess.

A few things to celebrate besides the president tonight:

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ohirememberdoingthetimewarp:

The following are expected to pass tonight:

  • Colorado will legalize marijuana
  • Florida will not limit Obamacare in their state
  • Florida will continue public funds for abortion
  • Maine will allow same sex marriage
  • Maryland will allow same sex marriage
  • Massachusetts will allow medical marijuana
  • Minnesota will not ban same sex marriage
  • Washington will allow same sex marriage
  • Washington will legalize marijuana

Smells like Freedom

I’m so proud of my sister state Maryland.  Fuck yeah progressives!!!!!!  <3

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Sympathy …

politicalprof:

if nothing else, we should all be pretty sympathetic to both Romney and Obama today. They are just flat exhausted. It’s a ridiculous thing we do to presidential candidates, and they’re unspeakably tired. Now, after years of striving, one of them is going to lose. As a human being you have to feel for them.

Now, go vote and crush one of their souls …